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Two Key — but ignored— Steps to Solving Any Math Problem
Two Key — but ignored— Steps to Solving Any Math Problem
Here’s a strange question.
James Tanton
Jan 30
Age, Gender, and the Highest Award in Mathematics
Age, Gender, and the Highest Award in Mathematics
This fall’s news that Canadian Donna Strickland became the third woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics filled me with national pride and…
Sarah Mayes-Tang
Nov 29, 2018
Why I Love Reading About Abstract Math Theory
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Why I Love Reading About Abstract Math Theory
Yes, you read that correctly. I love reading about abstract math theory… and that’s without any background in mathematics.
Gabriella Gricius
Nov 27, 2018
Portrayals of Genius
Portrayals of Genius
In a short fictional story titled “The Bookmarking Habits of Select Species”, Ken Liu outlines alien species and how they mat think…
Rajesh RS
Oct 27, 2018
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The Math Revolution: No Longer In The Shadows of Subversiveness
The Math Revolution: No Longer In The Shadows of Subversiveness
Both of my kids love math. Both of my kids find math to be their least favorite subject in school. That isn’t so much as contradictory, as…
Sunil Singh
Jan 17
Breaking the Mathematics Education System Despite Itself
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Breaking the Mathematics Education System Despite Itself
There is a psychological tactic employed by some classroom teachers following a strict curriculum: to bond with one’s students by casting…
James Tanton
Dec 28, 2018
Extra Credit Should Not be Where the Good Stuff Lives
Extra Credit Should Not be Where the Good Stuff Lives
This puzzle was posted on Twitter this week; I LOVE IT!
Dr. Chris Brownell
Dec 20, 2018
How Do You Make Math Fun?
How Do You Make Math Fun?
I was recently asked to be on a panel discussion online, along with a few others with an interest in recreational mathematics. The topic…
Daniel Finkel
Dec 6, 2018
Developing Mathematical Imagination in Classrooms
Developing Mathematical Imagination in Classrooms
This is a loose follow up to my previous blog, ‘Drawing Math in the Sky: Mental Math Visualization’.
Heidi Allum
Dec 2, 2018
Mathematics Waits For Everyone, But Few Wait For Mathematics
Mathematics Waits For Everyone, But Few Wait For Mathematics
I sat with my 10 year-old daughter tonight for 15 minutes doing math — like I do most nights. I also sit with my 12 year-old son for the…
Sunil Singh
Nov 29, 2018
Algebra Is Not The Problem: Unnecessary Partitioning Into Courses Is The Problem
Algebra Is Not The Problem: Unnecessary Partitioning Into Courses Is The Problem
There is no more discussed topic in mathematics than algebra — especially in the United States. Unfortunately, the discussions this past…
Sunil Singh
Nov 21, 2018
Math Education: Why Is It That We Can’t Imagine Starting Over…?
Math Education: Why Is It That We Can’t Imagine Starting Over…?
Evolutionary velocity has never been a strength of education. In this day and age, that characteristic will pretty much determine the…
Sunil Singh
Nov 15, 2018
Math Knowledge: Know Your Brand And Your Supplier
Math Knowledge: Know Your Brand And Your Supplier
The gathering of mathematical knowledge is a lifelong adventure…
Sunil Singh
Nov 12, 2018
Mathematics needn’t be fancy
Mathematics needn’t be fancy
I have been thinking about a theory of the genesis of student errors in mathematical thinking. I want to call it something like “The…
Dr. Chris Brownell
Oct 31, 2018
Why is it OK to say you can’t do maths?
Why is it OK to say you can’t do maths?
Why is it not OK to say ‘I can’t read’, but OK to say you can’t do maths?
Margaret Paton
Oct 14, 2018
A Modest Research Proposal for Math Ed
A Modest Research Proposal for Math Ed
Many thousands, or perhaps millions, of words have been written, in favour of either a “back to basics” approach to mathematics education…
Matthew Oldridge
Oct 10, 2018
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